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Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research

The Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research (VC-CTR), in partnership with the Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research (VC-BTR), will work with the Director, Division Directors, other Vice Chairs, and scientists and physician scientists throughout the department to set the tone for DOM research initiatives. This position will guide our strategic efforts related to research in partnership with the School of Medicine and the broader Johns Hopkins University community. The VC-CTR should be an individual who has an established, independent research career in clinical research or population science. The VC-CTR should develop and maintain a broad knowledge of administrative, ethical and regulatory issues as it relates to the mission of discovery, with an emphasis on clinical and population relevant research.

Specifically, the VC-CTR (in conjunction with the VC-BTR) will:

  • Thoroughly evaluate and monitor current scientific programs within the department in order to
    • report on the health and status of each
    • provide insight and leadership for new research programs
    • guide the recruitment of new scientist and physician-scientist faculty
  • Work to build comprehensive strategic efforts to better support our mission of discovery. Topics may include
    • supporting the development of Centers of Excellence and multi-investigator large project grants
    • core resources (e.g., biostatistics and epidemiology support)
    • bioinformatics/Big Data development and support, and
    • biobank resources
  • Advise and support DOM Sponsored Research senior staff in improving workflows for pre- and post-grant accounting and administration
  • Lead the DOM Research Council to provide a forum for two-way communication between the research faculty and departmental/school research leadership. The council includes divisional representatives covering a spectrum of research including basic science, translational studies, clinical trials and health services research.
  • In partnership with the Vice Chair for Faculty Development, participate in the professional development of research faculty including orientation of new appointees, advice on the promotion process, grant pre-review and finding mentors
  • Support implementation and monitoring of the department-wide bridge funding policy
  • In partnership with the Vice Chair of Data Integrity and Analytics, support and disseminate sound data retention policies and ensure compliance with human subjects and data security regulations
  • Actively participate in the annual DOM/Whiting School of Engineering Research Retreat Steering Committee
  • Serve as DOM representative to the School of Medicine Research Council

The Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research will receive appropriate support and be eligible for additional bonus compensation based on a suite of milestones related to performance of the DOM’s research portfolio. The Vice Chair for Research will require approximately 25 percent effort.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter that outlines their qualifications, vision for the Vice Chair of Research position, a plan for what activities and commitments would be reduced in order to accept this position, three letters of references and an updated CV to Amanda VanderZyl (amanda.vanderzyl@ on or before the close of business on October 25, 2019.

Johns Hopkins University is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. As such, Johns Hopkins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic in any student program or activity administered by the university or with regard to admission or employment.


Kelsey Bennett